Logo Our Family Tree Branch: Yes, I said North Carolina! 
Grand
Parents
Charles Theodore VanKirk + Alberta "Bertha" Boyer
Parents
Frederick VanKirk16 JUL 1901 -- MAY 1969avatar
Grace Florence Synder1901 -- 1944avatar
Spouses
 
Names

Events

Captain Theodore Jerome "Dutch"1 VanKirk1

Birth27 FEB 1921
 
Military1940-1946
 
USA Army / Captain / World War II
The Navigator on the flight crew that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japa
Flag of United States
Death28 JUL 2014
 
Grave
 
Aged: 93.4 years
World War II United States Military Figure. Captain Van Kirk was the last surviving crew member of the B-29 Superfortress Bomber, known as the Enola Gay, that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan August 6, 1945. Pilot Colonel Paul Tibetts hand picked Van Kirk to be his navigator on the historic mission. Van Kirk remained in the military for one more year following the war and then received a bachelors and masters degree in chemical engineering. He had a 35 year career with Dupont before retiring in 1985. In 2007 Van Kirk auctioned off his flight log from the Enola Gay mission because he wanted it to be in a museum. It sold for $358,500.
Suggest
To suggest changes to these records, login & edit by clicking the names above, & your suggested changes will be saved for the record moderator to review.
Sources
  1. Findagrave Theodore Jerome Van_kirk
  1. Findagrave Mary Jane Van_kirk
Access
NameEmailLevel
Allan JoyceModerator

Subscribe Me
NameEmailLevel
Allan JoyceModerator

Subscribe Me
Added
12-22-2017 05:59 PM
12-22-2017 06:03 PM
Updated
12-22-2017 05:59 PM
12-22-2017 06:03 PM
Login or Email:
Password:

Don't have a login? Register!
Why register?I forgot my login....